Sorry it’s been a couple of weeks since my last post! I am happily working on a couple of different assignments, but I wanted to show you some things I’d dug out not too long ago. I will tell you a story…
I’m getting ready to put my Sketchbook Project in order. For me though, it’s been really difficult, because I usually work digitally. I wanted my SBP to be an exercise in getting back in touch with how I used to work, albeit a bit more updated! ; ) I did take courses in college, but never graduated, so I hold no degree in art whatsoever. Although, I have enough experience for a Master’s Degree! ; ) If there’s one thing I regret though, it’s that I didn’t get enough foundation courses in to really learn certain “rules” in illustration. Now I’m working a little backward, and relearning what I missed. Not in a classroom right now, but through my plethora of books I’ve never cracked!
I like to have a proper straightened up space when I start something new, even if it’s clean on surface. I really have to “cleanse” you know what I mean? So I did a clean out, and dug out some old pieces that I’d submitted to various things early in my freelance career (mid nineties).
These were all rejected…
There are two photos that are not of submissions: one is “Ol’ Whitebeard” a Christmas card I’d created when I first moved to IL (I make all my Christmas cards, but I retooled this idea many years ago, submitted it to SCBWI’s “Santa Who” competion, and was one of the winners!) There’s a poem as well, I used to write, a LOT!! I may share those another time…
The last photo is of the beginning of my Sketchbook Project…I have Night Time Stories, I call this “campfires and cowboys.” I don’t even have a ground yet, but it will read at the bottom “Tell Me A Story…”
Page 1 of my Sketchbook Project (er, partially complete)! ; )
9 thoughts on “Everyone Starts Somewhere…”
Its cool to finally see your SBP page!! 🙂 More more more!
Wonderful! I like how crisp and clean and simple and cute it is! Way to go! Are you putting the original art in or scanning and pasting in copies? I am torn there…
Thanks girls! I’m going all original art on this one! It’s goin’ in a library!! : )
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Gorgeous work. I love the sciency one in particular.
Thanks for sharing these Andi, and a peak at the sketchbook. Looks great!
Great post, Andi!!! It’s fun to see old work. I just love your sketchbook!!!! I’m really stumbling around with my. I’d like to cut out a few pages. Do you think anyone would notice? I can’t wait to see what else you put in yours!
Thanks a ton everyone! I was seriously considering using two pgs as one, you know, to strengthen them up a bit! ; ) Should not have told the hubs, he will rat me out for sure…
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Thank you for sharing this, andi.
I loving the sketchbook project.
It’s great to see old work. You can look back and see how much you’ve grown as an artist.
And I love your Sketchbook Project character. Can’t wait to see more sketches 🙂
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